University of Maryland Medical Center Celebrates "The Gift of Life" at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center Gala

April 27, 2013

Event Honors Hero Who Changed Six Lives through Organ Donation -- and the Medical Teams Who Helped Make it Possible

In a celebration of the “Gift of Life,” nearly 1,900 people gathered tonight at the annual R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Gala to recognize the heroic legacy of one young man whose gift of organ donation dramatically changed the lives of six strangers. The event also paid tribute to the team of EMS personnel and Shock Trauma staff who worked tirelessly to try to save the young man’s life, and to the transplant teams who over the course of 72 remarkable hours changed the lives of six patients.

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